Travelers in southwest Oregon should expect snowy roads and winter conditions this week as winter weather moves through the region. Plan ahead, take extra time, and expect delays throughout the week.
In the valleys, expect light snow and wet roads. Low overnight temperatures may cause ice to form on roads.
On high cascades routes prepare for heavy, blowing snow. Also expect snow at elevation along Interstate 5 north of Grants Pass, and the Siskiyou summit on the Oregon-California border.
Chains may be required through several high elevation areas. Chain requirements can change throughout the day, depending on conditions. Be safe and chain up in designated areas on road shoulders only.
ODOT road crews are prepared for snow and work continuously to keep roads clear, but they can’t be everywhere at once. Some roads may have snow or ice longer than in years past.
Check Tripcheck.com for the latest on road conditions, chain requirements, and other winter travel information.